The difference between ABS and non-ABS emergency braking
At a Lexus safety features event in Alameda, California, on September 16, 2010, a professional driver explains and demonstrates the difference between how a car performs with and without anti-lock braking.
ABS vs. No ABS - Episode 4
Basically a re-make of Episode 1, with real life footage.
A lot of people claim that since past episodes are 3D representations,
therefore are fake or innacurate.
I know the difference would be much different if surface was wet, oily,
with gravel, mud, etc... My videos are based on day to day conditions.
Also I´m just trying to make a single point : "It is possible to stop on a
shorter distance without ABS"
I know it lets you steer, and all that stuff, but right now I´m not
dealing with it (maybe later). ABS is a safety feature but it always comes
to the driver to manouver correctly under dangerous circumnstances and take
the right decitions to avoid an accident. (like lowering your speed if road
is on low traction conditions, or not speeding while getting to a blind
Here´s me demonstrating what I´ve shown in previous episodes. I´m the
- In 2nd Threshold braking, I missed my braking point (a bush I used as
reference) so I had to brake a bit harder, you can see ABS is disabled
because on the last second my rear wheel locks.
- I changed locations because the tests where on different days, I have to
find a nice lone road to do them, and the tests of threshold braking I made
on the 1st location lacked a lot of references and was very hard to brake
always at the same speed, also I had less road to speed up and keep that
speed before braking.
- I lose speedometer when I disable ABS, how do I know I´m reaching the
same speed? well, I perform an ABS test and look at the tachometer to see
how much revolutions at certain gear I need for that particular speed (in
this case it was 3500 revs in 2nd gear for 55-60 kmph)
- The voice is all weird because its from a text to speech engine, it is
not me talking. I wanted to narrate stuff instead of typing everything like
on past episodes.
The car is a standard production car. Opel Astra with stock brakes, braking
pads are not new (in fact they need to be replaced)
Wheels are Michelin hydroedge, which are great to avoid hydroplaning and
they´re very hard, so they last a long way. There´s no flat stop after
the full lock test.
ABS vs. No ABS
My personal opinion based on several experiences. I drove for 6 years a car
without ABS and had a lot of experiences in it. After another car crashed
head on with me and totaled my car, now I drive an ABS equiped car, I´ve
been driving it for more than a year, and had also lots of experiences.
Mitsubishi L200's Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Have you ever seen an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) in action? Mike Brewer
demonstrates how the ABS on the L200 makes a real difference when it counts
by regulating braking effort to prevent the wheels locking.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Revealed
The federal government estimates this new technology will save more lives
than the airbag!
ESC is so efficient in keeping your car on the road that Farmers Insurance
even gives a discount on your auto policy if it is installed on your
Mercedes-Benz Actros Safety Truck - Active Brake Assist 2
Mercedes-Benz führt im Schwer-Lkw Actros die zweite Generation des Active
Brake Assist ein. Dieses Sicherheitssystem kann jetzt noch mehr: Leitete es
bisher vor langsamer vorausfahrenden Hindernissen bei Gefahr eines
Auffahrunfalls automatisch eine Bremsung ein, so wird der neue Active Brake
Assist 2 auch vor stehenden Hindernissen aktiv, etwa einem überraschenden
How a Differential Works and Types of Differentials
Video I created for Toyota in 2007. This was produced on a budget but its
purpose is to explain the concepts and not be a Pixar-budget film.
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Mercedes-Benz: Automated driving [English]
Mercedes-Benz have applied automated driving to conduct safety tests. Their
main objective was test their cars safety as if a human is driving it.
Parameters like speed, angle and timing cannot be simulated and it is not
really safe to risk a human driver during tests. Mercedes-Benz is the
leading manufacturer with regards to technological developments of cars. It
is known to assist in fast tracking the progress and execution of airbags,
three point safety belts, ABS, ESP and other automotive developments. Thus,
automated driving systems have been improved for test driving purposes.
Even though the said system has been used for some time now, they have
presently developed a program that would tackle additional driving factors
such as blind spot recognition systems, lane change warnings and night view
Volvo Trucks Emergency braking at its best!
On a test track in the new Volvo FH, together with test drivers you get to
experience how the Collision Warning with Emergency Brake system can avoid
a rear end collision, even if its tight!
The tractor trailer is fully loaded to 40 tons GCW.